Tag Archives: Germany

Abstract of German Sheep in a Field

Before we move on in the morning, I had to walk out to the fields along the edge of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and sketch the sheep one last time.

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Eibsee and Bike

This was probably too ambitious a composition-cloudy sky, mountains, lake, bike, and a bench with a person, but before I leave Bavaria I wanted to have a sketch that shows it all. So, I worked to captures the incredible beauty … Continue reading

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Cows and Clouds

I am getting a kick out of painting cows here in Bavaria. Just about every walk away from the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers the opportunity to sketch these beautiful animals. It is still rainy and the sky is filled with … Continue reading

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Bavarian Sheep

It was a wild and rainy day today here near Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the sheep who yesterday were at the far edge of their pasture were back in the center. It may be that with their heavy coats that a warm … Continue reading

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Bavarian Cows

Yesterday evening as we walked through the Bavarian countryside at dusk, we came across a flock of sheep. The sheep lifted their heads and stared us down and I was charmed by them. So I planned to return today with … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Bavarian Alps

I have somehow made it from Denmark to Bavaria in Southern Germany without posting a single sketch. Fortunately, I will have lots of time this week to sketch and hope to learn something about painting alpine scenes. This 12 X … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

We drove north from Bonn late this afternoon and stopped much later in Flensburg for the night. Since this was not a good day for sketching, I decided to post some sketches from the past week. One of the pleasures … Continue reading

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Bonn Beer Garden

Bonn Beer Garden We are in Bonn visiting an old friend. The weather is gorgeous and we took a long walk through the pedestrian area in the city center. Later we stopped at a beer garden for a drink and … Continue reading

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German Landscape

We drove today from Chemnitz to Salzburg under cloudy skies and I used the time in the car to sketch on the iPad. Since the landscape flies past the car window faster than I can draw, this is not a … Continue reading

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Water Troubles

Like most Californians, I turn off the water tap while washing my hands, water the yard twice a week and think about saving water. I thought our state was on top of things but of course one of the benefits … Continue reading

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Umbrellas in Downtown Chemnitz Germany

Sketching outside with the iPad is tough on sunny days because the iPad screen gets washed out by the bright light. Today, however, the sky was covered with thunderheads- perfect for sketching on the iPad. And the rainy day was … Continue reading

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Augustusburg Castle

TheĀ Augustusburg Hunting Lodge Museum is close to Chemnitz Germany, where we are staying just now. Its bright walls, brick colored trim and grey roof are eye catching and a great backdrop for a courtyard cafe. I did two different sketches … Continue reading

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Euro 16

Euro 16, the European soccer championship games that take place every four years, started today with a game between France and Romania. Euro 16 opened with some commentary by sportscasters and our hosts listened, sitting on the same chair, bathed … Continue reading

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Balloon Astonishes Man

We were in the kitchen, sketching and eating. I was working on the view out the kitchen window when a hot air balloon went by, surprising us all. I loved the look of astonishment and quickly just drew in the … Continue reading

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Umbrellas at the Beer Garden

The umbrellas against the evening sky at this beer garden in Chemnitz caught my eye and I wanted to capture it. By the time I added in people, tables and trees it distracted from the umbrellas against the setting sun … Continue reading

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A Duel between Curiosity and Sleep

A fight to dominate the mind of this man played out as I sketched. Sleep and curiosity fought each other for control. I think you can see in his eyes which won out in the short run. This is a … Continue reading

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An Avenue of Trees

It turns out that Dinklage Germany, which we stumbled upon when looking for a hotel at the end of the day yesterday, is lush, green and incredibly beautiful. When we saw it this morning we decided to spend a day … Continue reading

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